All SAO employees, full-time or part-time, are hired as at-will employees. At-will employment means that the SAO can separate an employee from employment at any time, for no reason or for any reason, except an illegal reason. It also means an employee is free to resign at any time for no reason or for any reason.

When an employee makes a decision to resign from at-will employment, it is preferable, but not required, that the employee give sufficient notice; a two-week notice is the generally accepted professional standard.